Category: indian menu

First YouTube Video on Weekly Meal Planning

I’ve been meaning to shoot videos on meal planning for at least a year. As an outgoing introvert (!) I’m always hesitant to throw me out in the world, be it in the blogging world or YouTube world. After so many months I got the courage to do my first video and here I am posting it on meal planning. Guess that deserve a separate post? 🙂

Indian Meal Planning – 04/03/17

Indian Weekly Menu Planning

On the work front, this week has been crazy. Work life balance is suffering high, but I’m hoping to go back to normal mode starting next week. This week, I did miss couple of the menu items I planned. But it’s definitely good to have menu and all you do is pull out the recipe and start cooking.

Here is next week’s menu:

BreakfastLunchDinner
Pancake Bites (I use my whole wheat pancake recipe and make it using paniyaram pan)Roti with Channa Masalaven pongal witu sambar (I'll be making it with my instant pot)
Egg SandwichRoti with Ridge gourd kootuBaked pasta
Peanut butter chocolate chips muffinRoti with Cauliflower KormaVeggie burger (going to use pre-made burger patties)
Scrambled egg muffin (will omit the meat and make it all vegetarian)Jeera Pulav with Mirchi Ka SalanPasta veggie soup (going to clean the freezer and will use leftover veggies
CerealRoti with spinach dalIdly with coriander chutney

I included store-bought burger patties for veggie burger in the menu for next week. If you’re following my menu planning and using it for your household, I’d love to hear from you if you want to see store-bought items in the menu as well. Let me know.

BreakfastLunchDinner
whole wheat flour
baking soda
baking powder
brown sugar
Milk
Egg
Vanilla essense
Chocolate chips
Peanut butter
Oil
Mushroom
cheddar cheese
spinach
bell pepper
Cereal of your choice
Garbanzo beans
Cinnamon
Cardamom
Bay leaf
Ginger
Carom seeds
Garam masala
Ridge gourd
Moong dal
Grated coconut
Cauliflower
Garlic
Cashew nuts
Ginger garlic paste
long and think green chillis
Sesame seeds
Spinach
Coriander leaves
carrots
leftover veggies
Tamarind

Here is a Facebook support group for Indian weekly menu planning. This group is a great place for sharing cooking pictures, menu , and recipe suggestions.

Indian Weekly Meal Planning – 032717

I finally created a Facebook group for Indian weekly menu planning. It’s been in my mind for few months and it finally made it out. I’m excited to be a part of the group and looking forward to get to know others meal planning ideas.

I’m trying to add lots of greens in our meal. Hence, you’ll see spinach in different meal. This menu is for the whole family. Since I’m trying to lose my pregnancy weight, I might not follow this menu like the rest of the family. Some days, I eat salad and I’ll end up drinking just smoothie for breakfast.

Here is how my weekly menu planning works:

Menu planning only for week days (Mon to Fri)

  • I’ll be linking the recipes for all the meals. These recipes are from multiple different sources, not just from my blog
  • I’ll list of all the required ingredients for the weekly menu except basic Indian spices
  • The menu for the upcoming week will be up on the blog by mid of the previous week. For example, I’m updating next week menu today itself.That way, if you’re following the menu, you will have time to buy the ingredients listed before the week starts. Once the week started, all you need to do is simply follow the recipes I linked.
BreakfastLunchDinner
Potato egg spinach quiche (tried something at the farmer's market couple of weeks ago and Hubby was asking if I can make it at home. Couldn't find a similar recipe. So, i'm going to try my own and share the recipe with you)Roti with Spinach KootuChickpea pasta winter soup {making it in spring 🙂 }
OatmealRice, Sambar, and bitter gourd fry (I make it with less oil and little more crispy)Idly with hotel sambar
Egg spinach omlette sandwichRoti with Chayote kootuBaked Pasta (family favorite recipe and I make it almost every week)
Whole wheat waffle (I skip the butter from the recipe)Lemon rice, Tamarind rice, and potato fryHomemade veggie pizza (I use mushroom, bell pepper, and cheese for toppings)
Banana muffin (the BEST recipe ever. I shared the pictures on Instagram when I made it. I use whole wheat flour instead)Roti with bagara bainganPearl millet dosa with coriander chutney

Hope the ingredients list below simplifies your shopping list

BreakfastLunchDinner
Potatoes
Spinach
Egg
Instant oats
Nut butter
Chia seeds
Flax seeds
Milk
Honey
Goji berries
Whole wheat flour
Banana
Chayote
Moong dal
Green peas
Bitter gourd
Lemon
Eggplant
Ginger garlic paste
Cumin powder
Coriander powder
Jaggery
Garam masala
PeanutsGaram masala
Peanuts
Chickpea
Pasta
Pasta sauce
carrots
cucumber
parmesan cheese
Pearl millet
Fenugreek seeds
Urad dal
Coriander leaves
Tamarind
Shredded coconut
Mushroom
Bell pepper
Mozzarella cheese

Happy menu planning!

Indian Menu Planning – Week of March 20, 2017

I’m back to sharing my weekly indian menu planning with you and there are few changes in the planning going forward. Typically, I post breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu for 7 days a week. However, below are the changes you’ll see going forward:

  • Menu planning only for week days (Mon to Fri)
  • I’ll be linking the recipes for all the meals. These recipes are from multiple different sources, not just from my blog
  • I’ll list of all the required ingredients for the weekly menu except basic Indian spices
  • The menu for the upcoming week will be up on the blog by mid of the previous week. For example, I’m updating next week menu today itself (Thursday). That way, you’ll have time to buy the ingredients listed before the week starts. Once the week started, all you need to do it follow the recipes I linked. How simple is that?

Here is the menu planning for next week:

BreakfastLunchDinner
Nut butter oatmealRoti with cabbage kootuBaked Pasta
Cheesy slowcooker breakfast potatoes (I put only half of the recommended quantity of cheese)Rice with sambar and potato currySalsa black bean casserole (I make the vegetarian version by leaving the chicken out and adding soya chunks)
Dosa TacoRoti with Dahi Wali GobiSpicy Tofu Masala Burger
Whole wheat pancakeVegetable BiriyaniVegetable BiriyaniIdly with hotel sambar
CerealRoti with mushroom gravyBrown rice vegetable risotto (you may replace brown rice with millets as well)

Below are the ingredients you need for the recipes:

BreakfastLunchDinner
Potatoes

Instant Oats

Peanut Butter

Goji berries

Chia seeds

Flax Seeds

Honey

Milk

Bell peppers

Onion

Cheddar cheese

Eggs

Whole wheat flour

Baking powder

Baking soda

Your favorite cereal 🙂

Cabbage

Shredded coconut

Moong dal

Sambar powder

Bottlegourd

Coriander powder

Potatoes

Cauliflower

Green peas

Gram flour

Soya chunks

Lemon

Mushroom

Garam masala

Coconut milk
Penne pasta

Basil leaves (optional)

Any kind of cheese (I've even tried sharp cheddar cheese and it came out well)

Pasta sauce

Black bean

Sweet corn

Extra firm tofu

Sesame oil

Drumstick

Carrot

Celery

Broccoli

Couple of ingredients such as green peas and potatoes are on both lunch and dinner menu. But I’ve included them only once for simplicity.

One of the readers reached out to me and recommended me to add ingredients list in addition to the menu. It’s a great idea and I really hope you find it useful. If you have any questions or want me to add anything else, please reach out to me.

If you find this useful, please share it with your friends who may find this useful.

EDIT TO ADD:

Here is a Facebook support group for Indian weekly menu planning. This group is a great place for sharing cooking pictures, menu , and recipe suggestions. I’ll be posting the weekly menu planning in this Facebook group every week.

 

Weekly Indian Meal Planning – 3rd Week Of December :)

I have couple of weeks of vacation left for this year and with the vacation combined, my maternity leave starts from Tuesday. Yay! I’m pretty excited to spend these free times with Chuttu before the baby comes.

My calendar is full with lots of activities that I’m planning to do with Chuttu this week. Bring it on Monday! 🙂

Below is this week’s Indian menu planning. I’m trying more than 1 new meal this week and looking forward to see how they turn out. If they turn out well and if they’re my own recipes, I’ll share them in the blog for you.

Breakfast:

Lunch:

  • Roti with mushroom korma
  • Roti with eggplant kootu
  • Rice with sambar and okra fry
  • Roti with cauliflower korma
  • Roti with spinach kootu
  • Rice with okra tamarind gravy and potato fry
  • Mixed rice

Dinner:

Here is a good week for everyone!